SAGE Criminology

Author Andrea Nichols discusses her article, "Meaning-Making and Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy: An Examination of Feminist Identities, Ideologies, and Practices" which was published in the July 2013 issue of Feminist Criminology and was awarded the journal's 2013 Best Article of the Year Award. Abstract: Early domestic violence victim advocacy included survivor-defined, intersectional, and social change practices rooted in feminism. Yet, research specifically examining the ways that advocates identify with and make meaning of feminism, and the relationship of such meanings to advocates’ practices, is limited. Drawing from interviews with 26 domestic violence victim advocates, the interaction between feminist identity, ideology, and practices is examined. Findings indicated that advocates with feminist identities and ideologies held survivor-defined, social change, and intersectional approaches to advocacy. Nonfeminist advocates practiced survivor-defined advocacy, but did not maintain social change or intersectional practices. Implications for advocacy are provided.

Read the article here.

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Category:Criminology -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

Author Alessandra González discusses her recent article in Feminist Criminology, “How Women Engage Homegrown Terrorism.” The article, co-authored by Joshua Freilich and Steven Chermak, appears in the special November issue of the journal, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime.

AbstractU.S. Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) Study data of homicides by far-right extremists and arsons and bombings by environmental and animal rights extremists suggest that compared with men, relationships are catalysts for women’s involvement in domestic terrorism; recruitment and opportunity differ by ideology and are not always effective in victimizing their intended hate group. We suggest an inter-disciplinary approach that considers criminological principles of strain theory along with sociological emphasis on gendered social networks and the strength of weak ties.


The article is currently available OnlineFirst.

For more information on the DWC’s 30th Anniversary, read about their Thirty Dollars for Thirty Years campaign here. Or, check out the DWC 30th Anniversary Issue: Growth & Diversity in Feminist Criminology, which will soon be available here.


Posted September 2014.

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Category:Criminology -- posted at: 11:58am EST

Dr. James Cantor, your host and Editor of Sexual Absue: A Journal of Research and Treatment (SAJRT), interviews Dr. Martin Lalumière and Dr. Qazi Rahman in this new SAJRT podcast on the study of paraphilic interests.

His first guest, Dr. Lalumière, is senior author of a new SAJRT study coauthored by Samantha Dawson and Brittany Bannerman, entitled, "Paraphilic Interests: An Examination of Sex Differences in a Nonclinical Sample." 


(Available OnlineFirst, here.)

Later in the podcast, Dr. Cantor is joined by Dr. Rahman, senior lecturer in the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London and a lead researcher in development of sexual interests, including paraphilia and notably, the biological basis of sexual orientation.


Posted August 28, 2014.

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Category:Criminology -- posted at: 2:23pm EST